Lira, Hugo

CARD: Frankfurt Galaxy Team Issue 2003
ACQUIRED: 2023, Private Acquisition


  • Hugo Lira played gridiron football in Mexico growing up and through college as a runningback at UDLAP from 1998-2002.
  • Joined the NFLE with the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2003 where he was converted to WR.
  • He also spent time on special teams, returning one kick for 33 yards in 2004.
  • Saw the most action in 2005 as a member of the Berlin Thunder.
  • Caught 3 passes for 24 yards, returned 11 kicks for 248 yards, and posted 5 special teams tackles.
  • Spent preseason with the Carolina Panthers in 2005 and was part of final cutdowns.
  • Returned to Mexico and began climbing up the coaching ranks.
  • Spent time at UVM Querétaro (2005–2006), ITESM CEM (2007–2011), ITESM Puebla (2012–2021), and currently is head coach of ITESM CCM (2022–present).
  • Worked with the Mexican squad for the World University American Football Championship helping them earn gold in 2014, ’16, and ’18.